September 24, 2014 § Leave a comment
Back by popular demand, D&H will host its complimentary appraisal event, October 10-11. Bring in your precious, sentimental jewelry and our experts will spend up to 30 minutes to:
· Provide approximate price valuations
· Conduct thorough check ups
· Recommendations for full insurance appraisals
· Clean up those gems
D&H’s design and repair specialists will be on hand for restoration and re-design consultations. Check out last month’s newsletter for one of our latest re-designed creations.
Dates/Times: Friday October 10th 5PM-8PM, Saturday October 11th 11AM-6PM
Drop-in’s and appointments both welcome. Call or email to reserve your preferred day and time:
September 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
D&H Designs New Piece With Family Heirloom
I love the challenge of creating a one-of-a-kind ring that reflects the client’s style and taste. Earlier this year, a client and his mother asked me to help create an engagement ring incorporating a vintage diamond from a ring often worn by his grandmother. The stone was magnificent.
As the three of us started talking about his future fiancé. I discovered that she leads a very active life and therefore would need a bezel design, as opposed to one using prongs, to help ensure the stone’s safety. I knew immediately that because of the diamond’s age, and a few small chips on the stone, that the design must include a partial or full bezel to protect it.
And the Luna Ring was born.
We designed a ring with clean, straight lines coming down from the center diamond with a slight taper to the band. It provides a more delicate and feminine look.
We added a small “window” the same shape as the bottom of the stone, which enables people to see a side view of the diamond. And, to give some extra sparkle, we added two accent stones also from his grandmother’s ring. We “flush set” them on the sides to maintain a smooth look.
Lastly, we wanted the ability to stack a wedding or anniversary band flush against the ring.
As you can see, the resulting piece is stunning, so stunning that we immediately added it to our own Legacy line.
Since designing the first Luna Ring, we have recreated it with slight modifications based on client requests. It has proven to be a versatile ring design, lends itself well to many stones, including different shapes and colors.
Designer for D&H